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The "Platform" Command

This command is used to supply a list of all possible platforms where any of your MSIs might be supported.

You might consider "WINDOWS XP" to be a platform or your company might define other types of boxes such as "INTERNET SERVERS" etc.

Your MSI's version file will then then define which of these platforms it is supported on. You should also see the "Enable Platform Definition Creation" section.

This command takes these parameters:

Once all platforms have been defined you must use the command "PlatformProcessing" (no parameters).

EXAMPLE

;--- WIN2000 ----------------------------------------------------------------
#define  PD_WIN2000  Windows\2000
<$Platform "WINDOWS_2000_SERVER" DESC=^Windows 2000 Server^ PLATDIR="<$PD_WIN2000>\Servers">
<$Platform "WINDOWS_2000_PRO"    DESC=^Windows 2000 PRO^    PLATDIR="<$PD_WIN2000>\PRO">
#(
   <$Platform "WINDOWS_2000"    DESC=^Windows 2000 (Server/PRO)^
               Contains="WINDOWS_2000_SERVER WINDOWS_2000_PRO"
   >
#)

;--- WINXP ------------------------------------------------------------------
#define  PD_WINXP  Windows\XP
<$Platform "WINDOWS_XP_SERVER" DESC=^Windows XP Server^ PLATDIR="<$PD_WINXP>\Servers">
<$Platform "WINDOWS_XP_PRO"    DESC=^Windows XP PRO^    PLATDIR="<$PD_WINXP>\PRO">
#(
   <$Platform "WINDOWS_XP"    DESC=^Windows XP (Server/PRO)^
               Contains="WINDOWS_XP_SERVER WINDOWS_XP_PRO"
   >
#)

;--- WIN?? (Others + internal platform names etc) ---------------------------
;...

;--- Now Do a group for all WINDOWS (group can contain groups) --------------
#(
   <$Platform "WINDOWS_ALL" DESC=^Any Windows workstations or servers^
               Contains="WINDOWS_2000 WINDOWS_XP"
   >
#)

;--- Finished ---------------------------------------------------------------
<$PlatformProcessing>


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